Sephora in Singapore: Ion Orchard Store

July 22, 2009

The largest Sephora store in Asia and only second in size to the biggest one in the world located in France’s Champs-Élysées, Sephora at Ion Orchard has an undeniably vast interior. Unfortunately, the brands it carries are neither extensive in range nor as impressive as its size, falling sadly short of expectations.

Forget about NARS – a reliable source has informed me that the brand will not be making its way to Sephora at all, having learnt of this directly from a store manager. However, I was told by one of the beauty advisors that the NARS and Urban Decay shipment was delayed, with no definite time of arrival (!). Another BA mentioned that Sephora intends to gather feedback regarding these brands and others like Philosophy before bringing them in.

I wish someone would verify this once and for all, just so we wouldn’t be kept in suspense. That said, the Clarins, Clinique, SKII and even MAC that I saw there revealed that the people in charge prefer to keep things safe – some would say boring – where beauty retail is concerned.

A quick sweep of the store reveals brands that are available at the Ngee Ann City store, as well as a few newcomers. Among others, we thankfully get to say hello to:

Burt’s Bees – So, so adorable and wonderful-smelling! I love Burt’s Bees products and always think of sweetness and babies when I use them. :) The Super Shiny Lip Gloss (S$13) and Lip Shimmer (S$12) smell particularly good; the former contains citrus scents while the latter has the peppermint tingle and scent characteristic of Burt’s Bees lipbalms.

Crazylibellule and the Poppies – An extensive range of intriguing scents that come in both liquid and solid forms, the colourful packaging captures the eye immediately.

Make Up For Ever – Not so new but more accessible, now that there’s no need to traipse all the way to the brand’s stand-alone store location at Stamford House.

Principessa – Cutesy pink products for the urban princess.

Skeen+ – A trendy, anti-ageing skincare brand from France for men.

Smashbox – It’s good to see this brand return to our shores. I remember when it was available at Bugis Junction…where Urban Decay could be found in the past as well (Sephora SG management, are you getting the hint? ;)). The primers feel absolutely smooth and I was especially pleased to see the line-filler in a wand, Filter with Dermaxyl™ Complex.

Talika – Not only does this brand make growth gels for lashes and brows, I discovered that it also has a bust serum in its range!

Here are more photos of my Sephora@Ion foray:


And more space

(May it be filled with more unusual brands!)

A Sephora play area with Sephora brand products

The things required for makeup play

Sephora Bath & Body – always a visual treat!

Sephora Girls

Sephora hairbrushes

Sephora Prep & Fix – the brand’s primer line

Sephora Professional tools

Sephora Professional accessories

Some Sephora best-sellers, including Too Faced Insurance Policy (S$68)
that comes with a Too Faced Shadow Insurance and an eyeshadow palette

The MAC counter

The Bare Minerals display

Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer (S$33),
reminiscent of Too Faced Shadow Insurance

The Becca display

The MD Skincare and Peter Thomas Roth display

The Olivier & Co and Ole Henriksen display

The Pop Beauty display

The Too Faced display

The Too Faced Chocolate & Pearls display

The Too Faced Lockdown display

Here are the store’s contact details:


Ion Orchard

2 Orchard Turn Unit


Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 8255

Fax: +65 6509 9343

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246 Responses to Sephora in Singapore: Ion Orchard Store

  1. Ai
    July 22, 2009 at 7:46 am

    oohh i went back from Singapore on 20th! T________T should have stayed longer! but look at them space! very spacious! too bad they don't have NARS and Urban Decay :( thnx for the info and pics :)

  2. Connie De Alwis
    July 22, 2009 at 8:12 am

    ahhh~~ so fast and they've opened a second one! so jealous!!! I wanna be there.. I can just imagine myself running around all thee counters. Lol!

  3. Renee
    July 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Looks good! Thanks for all the lovely pics, will have to go visit soon to take a look! Too bad about NARS though – the other brands just don't interest me :(

  4. cgee
    July 23, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Awesome pictures… love it!! Thanks for loading up.

  5. melian22
    July 24, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Hmm…you're right about the product choices being more conservative. This is the first time I've seen MAC in a Sephora store. But if I ever run out of Smashbox, it's good to know I can just run across the border. :)

  6. adel
    July 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I wonder how's the price range for Burt's Bees in the store. I was contemplating if to buy them from overseas or back in Singapore. Esp this facial cleanser with orange oil costs EUR 12.95, don't know if it's like SGD 26 or lower. Can anyone enligthen me? THanks.
    Can't wait to check out this store when i'm back in S'pore :)

  7. Blovet Beauty
    August 4, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I saw Sephora some time ago in Europe and expected it to pop into Singapore very soon. The sephora outlet in ION is amazing & huge.. just wish those SA would leave me alone when I browse… hee hee

  8. Jaime Lee
    August 16, 2009 at 11:57 am

    The princess one so cute lolz Opps i meant principessa all pinkish their webby also quite stylish. What the average pricing huh? ? ? From where one? American brand?

  9. Anonymous
    August 21, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Does Sephora carry Laura Mercier brand?

  10. alyssa
    September 11, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    i heard theres like a spa opening. well kinda, like a facia /mani-pedi place there. when is it opening? october?

    • makeupmag
      September 14, 2009 at 11:50 pm

      I read about that too, Alyssa. I’m not sure when it opens though. I wonder if it’ll be inside Sephora or next to it. There seems to be plenty of space in-store.

  11. Anonymous
    September 14, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    dont the burt’s bees have the acne solutions line?

    • makeupmag
      September 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm

      Hi Anon,

      I have no idea, sorry. The range is rather comprehensive at Sephora though, so it might be worth your while to take a look. :)

  12. Yee
    September 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Does Sephora singapore sells Stila cosmetics?

    • makeupmag
      September 29, 2009 at 11:00 am

      Hi Yee,

      No, it doesn’t. You can find Stila at Tangs though.

  13. Elle
    October 2, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Do you think Sephora Singapore will get the hint if I say NARS NARS NARS NARS NARS??? But in saying that, it looks great! If it had Nars, it would be sensational!

    • makeupmag
      October 5, 2009 at 1:21 am

      Hi Elle,

      They did mention that they needed to gather feedback before making plans to bring certain brands in. I’d love to see NARS in person again!

  14. Linda
    October 7, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Wow, i so want that principessa brand! I had a whiff of the perfume from my friend a few days ago. So addictive!

    • makeupmag
      October 7, 2009 at 11:57 am

      Hi Linda, I ought to take a whiff of it. Thanks for sharing! :)

  15. Jasmine
    October 28, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Do they have Urban Decay?

    • makeupmag
      October 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Jasmine,

      Not at moment, unfortunately.

  16. anya
    November 22, 2009 at 6:46 am

    hi i’m wondering if Sephora SG carries “Sephora Jumbo Pencil Eye #507Y Pink” (


    • makeupmag
      November 24, 2009 at 11:33 am

      Hi Anya,

      I’m not sure but I’ve seen a good range of the jumbo pencils at Sephora SG. You could give them a call to check.

  17. Jean
    November 29, 2009 at 1:37 am

    omg!! smashbox is finally here in singapore!!! cant wait to lay my hands on its primer!!

    • makeupmag
      December 3, 2009 at 11:08 am

      Hi Jean,

      It’s great the Smashbox is back. :)

  18. sandra ashley
    December 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Hello, does Sephora singapore sell Tend Skin?(:

    • makeupmag
      December 11, 2009 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Sandra,

      I haven’t seen that but you could give them a call to check. :)

  19. Andrea
    December 13, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Wow, I’m very impressed that Sephora carries Principessa! Awesome lines.

    • makeupmag
      December 14, 2009 at 2:14 am

      Hi Andrea,

      I haven’t tried Principessa personally but it is nice that Sephora doesn’t just carry the usual brands. :)

  20. Angela
    January 28, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Urban Decay is finally here at Sephora! I discovered their facebook by googling! =)

  21. gerberairis
    February 6, 2010 at 12:15 am

    hi!! i’m from jakarta, i wanna ask something..
    do they sell burt’s bees repair serum in sephora singapore??
    thank you!!!

    • makeupmag
      February 6, 2010 at 1:31 am

      Hello Gerberairis,

      I’m not very sure but the range does seem comprehensive to me. Perhaps you could call them to ask?

  22. gerberairis
    February 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

    thank you for your help!! i’ll try to call them if i find the number..

    • makeupmag
      February 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm

      Hello Gerberairis,

      I’m sorry I can’t be of more help. The number for Sephora Ion is +65 6509 8255. You can ask them to check with Sephora NAC too. Good luck!

  23. Melissa Miller
    February 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Is NARS available here???

    Where can i buy NARS please??

    • makeupmag
      February 11, 2010 at 3:07 am

      Hi Melissa,

      It’s not available here.

  24. February 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    OMG Can’t wait to check it out!! Thanks for your blog here ;) I’m going back to Singapore soon and can’t wait to check out Ion hehehe…

    • makeupmag
      February 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Dana,

      Have fun shopping at Sephora! :D

  25. February 21, 2010 at 1:32 am

    I’m in Singapore!!! =D Still need to thoroughly check out Sephora, sasa, and everything else!!!! Tell me, where are the sasa around city? Robinsons? Isetan? where? *email me please* TIA!!

    • makeupmag
      February 21, 2010 at 1:37 am

      Hi Dana!

      Welcome back! This link will tell you where all the Sasa stores are:

      The one at Parkway Parade has closed, as far as I know. The nearest Sasa to the two Sephoras is the one at Wisma Atria. Happy shopping! :)

  26. Gee
    March 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Wah in S’pore have Sephora Stores…

    Need Help…

    Am from Brunei Darussalam.. How i want to order from Sephora…

    Thanks :)

    • makeupmag
      March 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      Hi Gee,

      I don’t think Sephora ships overseas. You might have to use a forwarding service.

  27. April 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    hye!!!!, i wanna ask something..
    do they sell kim kardashian’s perfume in sephora singapore?
    tq.. ;)

    • makeupmag
      April 20, 2010 at 12:46 am

      Hi Sara Ann,

      I have yet to see it there.

  28. NADIA
    May 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

    does sephora have NARS products? would be good if I could buy these in singapore.

    • makeupmag
      May 15, 2010 at 2:06 am

      Hi Nadia,

      NARS isn’t here but there’re rumours that it might come in. :)

  29. Krys
    June 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

    hey, do they have illamasqua in store??

    • makeupmag
      June 3, 2010 at 1:25 am

      Hi Krys,

      Illamasqua isn’t available at Sephora Singapore and I’m not sure if the store would bring it in. I hope that we would see it soon though! :)

  30. June 5, 2010 at 9:59 am


    I am looking for the TALIKA lipocils expert, Can i Know the Price??



    • makeupmag
      June 8, 2010 at 12:31 am

      Hi Jassie,

      I’m not sure. How about calling the stores to check? :)

  31. Ally
    July 24, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Is NARS available in Sephora SIngapore?

    • makeupmag
      July 26, 2010 at 10:52 am

      Hi Ally,

      Unfortunately, it’s not available here at the moment. We’re all crossing our fingers though as there’ve been hints that it might come in; provided the demand is there.

  32. snoopy
    July 28, 2010 at 11:08 am

    hi…is mac brushes available there…nor where can i get them..if not atleast mug brushes..

    • makeupmag
      July 29, 2010 at 1:18 am

      Hi Snoopy,

      I can’t recall exactly but I think MAC brushes are available there. If not, you could try MAC at Tangs Orchard, which is connected to Ion via an underpass near the MRT/rail system. I’m not sure what mug brushes are.

  33. jerry
    August 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

    hi, i am searching for leishi eyeshadow pigments …is it available there?

    • makeupmag
      August 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      Hi Jerry,

      I’ve not heard of the brand, sorry.

  34. jerry
    August 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    hey there…thanks for your reply…i want to buy urban decay’s eye primer…can i know how much it cost?in ringgit malaysia?

    • makeupmag
      August 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Jerry,

      It costs 35 Singapore dollars.

  35. snoopy
    August 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    hw much is GHD straightners..i need thee singapore price plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

    • makeupmag
      September 1, 2010 at 11:46 am

      Hi Snoopy,

      I have no idea. I haven’t seen them at Sephora SG either.

  36. Amber
    September 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Is the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation avilable in Iron Sephora Singapore?

    • makeupmag
      September 2, 2010 at 12:52 am

      Hi Amber,

      NARS is not (yet) available at Sephora SG.

  37. meghna
    September 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    hi! i wanted to know if bare esentuals bareminerals all over face color- Glee is available at sephora SG!

    • makeupmag
      September 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

      Hi Meghna,

      I have no idea. Bare Escentuals is definitely available at Sephora SG though.

  38. meghna
    September 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    and if it is available, wat is the price in sg dollars?

  39. jerry
    September 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    if u enter can see leishi eye pigments.they need paypal to buy it.but i dont have that…can you help me to purchase it?i’ll bank in the money to your bank account.

    • makeupmag
      September 6, 2010 at 11:21 pm

      Hi Jerry,

      I’m sorry – I don’t do custom purchases.

  40. Jasmine
    September 25, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Hello! Can i check with you is Amazing concealer & Anastasia available for sale in singapore sephora? thanks so much!

    • makeupmag
      September 25, 2010 at 11:07 am

      Hi Jasmine,

      Amazing Cosmetics is here but not Anastasia.

  41. Jasmine
    September 29, 2010 at 7:55 am

    thankyou! by the way, would like to consult you. what brands of concealer do you swear by? any recommendation? (:

    • makeupmag
      September 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      Hi Jasmine,

      I like MAC Studio Finish Concealers. I’m currently using the new Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer in 06 Honey and like it very much for neutralising discolouration.

  42. Inez Lapian
    October 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Is Benefit available in Sephora Singapore ?

    • makeupmag
      October 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm

      Hi Inez,

      Yes, it is.

  43. jerry
    October 13, 2010 at 9:09 am

    HI…I wish to buy udpp in original colour.but,will u do curier to me?i’ll bankin your money…including postage fee…

    • makeupmag
      October 14, 2010 at 1:47 am

      Hi Jerry,

      Sorry, I do not do custom purchases.

  44. Vivien
    October 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Hi, is Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner available in Sephora Singapore?

    • makeupmag
      November 1, 2010 at 12:57 am

      Hi Vivien,

      This brand is not available at Sephora but you can find it at Watsons.

  45. Linda Lee
    November 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    is product kinerase cream available in Sephora Singapore? if so, how much

    • makeupmag
      November 15, 2010 at 11:42 pm

      Hi Linda,

      I believe Kinerase is a salon brand.

  46. Alexis
    November 19, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Is the Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection available in Spehora ION (or any other Sephora Singapore outlets) by any chance?

    • makeupmag
      November 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm

      Hi Alexis,

      I’m not sure. I don’t remember seeing it though.

  47. November 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Hi makeupmag,

    I’m planning a trip to Singapore this weekend. Could you recommend which is the best Sephora store to visit (product range wise). Many thanks.

    And, loving all the info on your blog.

    • makeupmag
      November 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      Hi Iffa,

      Thank you!

      Sephora Ion will be your best bet. It’s very well-stocked and big, to boot. Have fun shopping! :)

  48. Ashley
    December 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Hi makeupmag,

    I’m wondering if the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Ammo Shadow Box is available in Sephora ION or in other Sephora outlet in Singapore?

    thanks! (:

    • makeupmag
      December 23, 2010 at 1:21 am

      Hi Ashley,

      I believe it’s still available. Do call the store to check, though! :)

  49. Ashley
    December 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Hi makeupmag,

    What are the range of prices for the makeup tools sold in Sephora?

    thanks! :)

    • makeupmag
      December 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm

      Hi Ashley,

      I can’t recall offhand but you can call the store to check. Some brushes cost more than S$40, for sure.

  50. December 30, 2010 at 5:14 am

    hi do sephora sell cover fx cosmetics where can i get them?

    • makeupmag
      December 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      Hi Purplefudge,

      Not that I know of. They do have Amazing Cosmetics concealer, though.

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